OrthoCarolina Improves Patient Care and Image Quality With 9 Viztek DR Systems

RALEIGH, N.C.--Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, announces today that OrthoCarolina, a leading independent academic orthopedics practice serving North Carolina and the Southeast, has chosen the Viztek U-Arm and Leggera Wireless DR (Direct Radiography) systems to support higher standards of patient care and improve overall efficiency. A full service orthopedic practice with more than 250 medical providers and 33 office locations, OrthoCarolina experienced nearly 1 million patient encounters in 2013. The practice supports over 30 sports teams, participates in more than 50 community organizations, and works with national organizations to make advances in healthcare a reality.

"Improving patient care is always a top priority, but being able to pursue that objective and gain significant collateral benefits for the practice in the process is no small accomplishment," said John Alexander R.T. (R) (CT) CPC, Radiology Systems Administrator, OrthoCarolina. "By working with Viztek, we are not only reducing patient radiation dose, but also improving the overall productivity from our radiology department thanks to higher quality images and accelerated processing times."

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Through the high quality digital radiographs possible via Viztek's DR x-ray solutions, OrthoCarolina will significantly reduce the need for repeat radiographs and considerably lower overall radiation exposure for patients in the process. Beyond better quality images and faster turnaround times, technologists at the practice also benefit from havinga solid DR platform provided by the Viztek U-Arm in offices where an overhead tube installation is not feasible. Viztek's solution also provides automated positioning so technologists are not forced to manually position equipment which reduces the risk of work-related injuries.

"Today's healthcare organizations find themselves so strapped for resources that the investment required to improve patient care can appear as a luxury. But OrthoCarolina illustrates that pursuing the greater good for patients can yield significant benefits for organizations in the end," said Bruce Ashby, General Manager of DR for Viztek. "We are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that help providers deliver high-quality care to patients while improving throughput -- made possible through partnerships forged in flexibility, reliability and, most importantly, support."

About Viztek
Viztek is a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions, backed by comprehensive training and support for the hospital and private practice markets. The company provides state-of-the-art, web-based Opal-RAD PACS and RIS, delivering advanced connectivity and functionality at an affordable price. The PACS and RIS solutions are complimented by Viztek's comprehensive line of CR and DR solutions, with DR panels that come in multiple configurations ranging from retrofit packages to complete new radiology rooms and mobile solutions.For more information, visit www.viztek.net.

About OrthoCarolina
As one of the nation's leading orthopedic practices, OrthoCarolina is your destination for comprehensive orthopedic care. Since 1922 we've offered a continuum of care for patients across the Southeast. Our dedication to training and research coupled with our expertise in foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine and pediatrics allow for the high quality care patients expect.

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